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Open Our Museum

Posted on: May 18th, 2022 by brent

OpenA website and petition campaign called Open Our Museum has been organized by a group of local citizens and civic leaders working together to urge the U.S. Navy and the Department of Defense (DoD) to reestablish the public access waiver to NAS Pensacola so all citizens are allowed to visit the National Naval Aviation Museum (NNAM) and the base’s other historic attractions.

Some of the civic leaders behind the campaign include retired Navy Capt. Dean-o Fournier, former Pensacola mayors Jerry Maygarden, Ashton Hayward, Mike Wiggins and John Fogg, retired Marine Lt. Col. David Glassman with Freedom Quest, and Nancy Fetterman – widow of the late U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Jack Fetterman who served as president & CEO of the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation.

“Jack worked tirelessly for decades to transform the Naval Aviation Museum into the national treasure that it is today. He’d be so disappointed to know that the public is still being denied access to it,” said Fetterman. “The entire purpose of the museum was for everyone to experience its magic and wonder, to inspire all.”

For two-and-a-half years the public has been restricted entry to a National Museum whose operations are paid for, in large part, by their hard-earned tax dollars.

Following a terrorist attack on base in December of 2019, access to the National Naval Aviation Museum, as well as the Pensacola Lighthouse, Fort Barrancas and the Blue Angels practices, has been restricted to only Department of Defense (DoD) cardholders and veterans who possess a Veterans Health Identification Card. All other U.S. citizens are still not allowed access. 

The community campaign hopes to change that.

Founded in 1963 onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola, NNAM tells the story of how Pensacola became the “Cradle of Naval Aviation” and has been at the cutting edge of aerospace history for more than a century.

Since its founding, NNAM has grown to become the second-largest aviation museum in the United States. Featuring more than 150 fully-restored military aircraft, thousands of artifacts, and dozens of military exhibits on display, plus a giant screen movie theater, virtual reality flight simulators, interactive rides, and more – NNAM is considered a top 10 attraction in Florida and the leading tourist attraction between Orlando and New Orleans. Its visitors come from every state in the U.S., with more than 70 percent visiting from outside Florida.

A recent economic impact study done by Matrix for the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation (NAMF) found that NNAM’s visitorship declined by 64% in January and February of 2020 due to restricted base access. That equates to approximately 342 total jobs and $11 million in labor income lost due to the enhanced security measures stemming from the December 2019 terrorist attack on base. The NAMF study also found that local industry sectors lost an estimated $31.5 million in gross sales between 2019 and 2020 directly related to declining visitor traffic.

Visits to the Pensacola base’s historic attractions have always been treasured by tourists and locals alike before access became locked off. Tens of millions of citizens have visited the National Naval Aviation Museum, and other base attractions, for decades without the occurrence of a single significant security incident.

 

“It’s time to cut through the red tape and get our museum reopened to everyone, once again,” said Fetterman.

Win the Best Seats in the House for Top Gun Maverick

Posted on: May 10th, 2022 by brent

Chris Stapleton – The Wharf – July 15

Posted on: April 11th, 2022 by brent
Chris Stapleton at the WharfCat Country 98.7 welcomes
CHRIS STAPLETON’s
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Morgan Wallen at the Wharf July 2 and 3

Posted on: February 1st, 2022 by brent

Morgan WallenCat Country 98.7 welcomes Morgan Wallen to the Wharf with Hardy on Saturday July 2 and Sunday July 3rd.

Tickets on sale on Friday December 3rd at Noon.

Listen for your chance to win tickets!

Tickets at MorganWallen.com

Keith Urban at the Wharf – August 6th

Posted on: December 2nd, 2021 by brent

Keith UrbanTHE SPEED OF NOW WORLD TOUR 2022

KEITH URBAN

WITH SPECIAL GUEST INGRID ANDRESS

Keith Urban has spent the better part of his life harnessing a deep-seated passion for music. This, when combined with his authenticity, talent and driving musical inquisitiveness, helps to understand why he is one of the most successful and well- respected artists in the world. He’s won four GRAMMY© Awards, thirteen CMAs, fifteen ACMs, three AMAs, two People’s Choice Awards and celebrated nine consecutive gold, platinum or multi-platinum albums.

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Embrace 2022 – Fishbein Orthodontics

Posted on: November 9th, 2021 by brent

The Fishbein Embraces Initiative

 

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Cat Country Cares Radiothon 2021 Raises over $76,000

Posted on: July 20th, 2021 by brent
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Cat Country 98.7 Raises Over $76,000 for Studer Family Children’s Hospital, a member of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Pensacola, FL (September 2, 2021) – Cat Country 98.7 and Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Ascension Sacred Heart, a proud member of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, raised more than $76,000 during the station’s Cat Country Cares For Kids Radiothon, presented by Wind Creek Atmore. The annual event at Cordova Mall raised funds for a new neonatal transport vehicle. 

Cat Country Cares for Kids Radiothon was hosted by radio personality, Brent Lane and WEAR ABC 3 News, Pensacola host, Sue Straughn as well as NewsRadio 92.3 & ESPN Pensacola. The event provided listeners with the opportunity to hear from children and their parents about the high-quality care and recovery they received at Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Ascension Sacred Heart, which serves the Gulf Coast. Sacred Heart

Morning show host Brent Lane said, “The Neonatal Transport Unit is an important part of the overall service to the community that makes up Studer Family Children’s Hospital. Cat Country 98.7 was proud to join WEAR ABC 3 News, NewsRadio 92.3, and ESPN Pensacola to help tell the story of why this hospital impacts so many lives and how it continues to make this community better.” 

“We are fortunate to have such great community partners working alongside a community who cares deeply for others,” said Carol Carlan, president of Ascension Sacred Heart Foundation. “We thank all those who have given generously of their resources, time and talents. You always come through when we need you the most!   

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, such as Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Ascension Sacred Heart are on the frontlines when it comes to protecting the health of future generations, but they can’t do it alone. Changing the health of even one child or family creates a ripple effect felt by communities for years to come. 

“The COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on children has demonstrated the value of having a hospital dedicated to pediatrics,” said Will Condon, president of Studer Family Children’s Hospital. “The disease has hospitalized children at all ages — from two weeks old to 17 years old. It’s never been more important to have speciallized pediatric care in our region, and never more important to have the community’s support for our healing Mission.”

 

Since 1983, CMN Hospitals has raised more than $7 billion in unrestricted funds for 170 children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada. 

In addition, the transport unit has a specialized incubator.  Capable of delivering a similar level of quality care as the NICU at Studer Family Wind_Creek_4C_Horz-removebgChildren’s Hospital. Please, join us in sharing hope with the children who make our hospital home. Whether for a day or months at a time, they deserve the best possible care and hope for a healthy future.

 
 
 
 
 

Thank you to our 2021 sponsors

 

Presenting/Community Match Sponsor

 

Phone Bank Sponsor

 
 

Hope Sponsor

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Dave and Mary Hoxeng named “Spirit of Pensacola at 2021 PACE Awards

Posted on: March 4th, 2021 by brent

Pace WinnersCongratulations to Station Owners Dave and Mary Hoxeng who were amongst the honorees at the 61st Annual PACE Awards.  Recognized as the “Spirit of Pensacola” for their commitment to the greater Pensacola Area, Dave and Mary said “We came here to build Cat Country and quickly discovered how wonderful the people are.”

Dave Hoxeng said “I am very passionate about the the Pensacola Chamber, it’s a great organization that makes huge difference in our community.”

Pensacola, FL-March 3, 2021- The Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce held its annual Pensacola Area Commitment to Excellence (PACE) Awards tonight at Blue Wahoos Stadium. Sue Straughn from WEAR-TV Channel 3 emceed the event and announced the following PACE Award winners:

Dave and MarySpirit of Pensacola: Dave and Mary Hoxeng, CatCountry 98.7, NewsRadio 92.3, ESPN Pensacola-99.1 | 1330, Playlist 94.5

Advocate Leader: Brian Wyer, CEO, Gulf Coast Minority Chamber of Commerce

Leader in Education: Shannon Nickinson, Director of Early Learning, Studer Community Institute

Professional Leader: Dr. David Josephs, Clinic Director, Lakeview Center

Business Leader: Norris Ayvazian, Operations Manager, Peaden Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electrical 

Community Leader: Lisa Lyter, Creative Strategist, Red Iron Design House

Emerging Leader: D.C. Reeves, Co-Founder/CEO, Perfect Plain Brewery

“My congratulations go to this year’s PACE Award honorees,” stated Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce President Todd Thomson. “After such a trying year, it is wonderful to come together and celebrate our community’s excellence.”

Cat Country 98.7 Wins CRS 2021 Station of the Year

Posted on: February 19th, 2021 by brent

CRS Station of the YearPensacola’s locally-owned country radio station, CatCountry 98.7, has been awarded as the Radio Station of the Year at Country Radio Seminar (CRS).  The special industry recognition is voted on by broadcast professionals and country music industry professionals.  This was CatCountry 98.7’s first win after being a multi-year nominee.

Brent Lane, Program Director of Cat Country 98.7, said “I am super proud of our team today! Thanks to our radio and country music colleagues who saw fit to cast a vote for the Cat! We are proud represent Pensacola, but we are also proud to represent the Country Music community on the Gulf Coast.”

Cat Country Cat Plush

Posted on: February 1st, 2021 by brent

Cat Plush

Put the Cat anywhere you want to bring you a little Cat Country Smile!

Cat Country Cat Plush

$10.00

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